The main attraction at Lakka Beach Resort Hotel is fishing, however, the area offers a number of distractions, from trekking in the mountains to visiting the local village and the famous diamond mines.

visiting a sierra leone viallage

Sierra Leone was once considered the jewel in West Africa’s crown, it’s easy to see why, with its vast white sand beaches and dramatic landscape, this was once, a top tourist destination.

Lakka beach is situated a few miles north of Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone.

A short 6 hour flight from London brings you from a cold wet winter’s day straight into Africa’s summer.

Freetown lies at the foot of the peninsula mountains and the peninsula is home to some of the best beaches in Africa including Lumley beach, Lakka beach, No. 2 river beach and Toke beach.

Climate

Sierra Leone has a tropical climate with a rainy season from July to October. From November through to February a gentle breeze blows from the Sahara which offers a pleasant relief from the humidity. Average temperatures range from 20 to 30 degrees year round.

Writing for the Observer in 2008, Clemency Burton-Hill  wrote about a visit to Sierra Leone and described the country beautifully – read the report here, the country has continued to develop over the year’s since this report, with KLM, and Air France also flying to the country and many more resorts are emerging.

Sierra Leone was once considered the jewel in West Africa’s crown, it’s easy to see why, with its vast white sand beaches and dramatic landscape, this was once, a top tourist destination.

Lakka beach is situated a few miles north of Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone.

A short 6 hour flight from London brings you from a cold wet winter’s day straight into Africa’s summer.

Freetown lies at the foot of the peninsula mountains and the peninsula is home to some of the best beaches in Africa including Lumley beach, Lakka beach, No. 2 river beach and Toke beach.

Trekking

For the adventurous, why not don a back pack and venture in to the forest with our local guide – check out the local wildlife, the forest is home to 7 species of primate and more than 350 species of birds.

Diamond Mines

A day excursion to one of the country’s famous working diamond mines. Come and see how the diamonds are mined and learn about the processes the rocks go through before becoming the sought after precious sparklers we are familiar with.

The mountains of the sierra leone penninsular

Peninsular Excursion

A day in a 4×4, being driven by one of our guides round the peninsular. Stop at some of the best beaches in Africa , drive through the forest and take in the breathtaking costal views from the mountains.

Banana Island

Boat trip to this tropical island and take in the history of the old fort and cannons and discover the role of Sierra Leone in the slave trade. Visit the island’s rainforest with its many fruit trees and the chance to catch sight of reptiles, birds and monkeys. This trip includes a barbecue lunch on the beach.

Villagers in sierra leone

Village Trip

Meet the villagers and see how real life remains unspoilt and unchanged for centuries. The people are well known for their hospitality you can visit the school and see how the locals live.

Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Jump in the Jeep and take a trip to the sanctuary 40 minutes outside of Freetown. Set high in the hills of the Western Area Forest Reserve. The sanctuary provides a home for orphaned and endangered Chimpanzees.

And if that doesn’t appeal, why not relax on the 2 miles of palm tree lined beach surrounding the resort hotel, swimming and snorkelling in the warm sea and lounging on the beach.

For more information or to book your exclusive holiday at the Lakka Beach resort hotel, give us a call on 00232 76376172 / 00232 77253762  or email us: lakkabeach@ymail.com